Officials announced that Dickson Public Schools were all clear around 1:30 p.m. Monday following an alleged bomb threat that halted classes earlier that morning.
After evacuating the school around 9 a.m., Dickson Chief of Police David Boes said the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s bomb squad did not find any signs of a bomb on campus. Students were allowed to return to campus at 2 p.m. and a basketball game that was scheduled for Monday evening occurred as scheduled.
Law enforcement officials from the Carter County Sheriff’s Office, Dickson Police Department, Dickson Volunteer Fire Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Lighthorse Police Department responded to the school earlier Monday morning in relation to an anonymous threat made through a fake account via social media.
Dickson students were evacuated from campus as a precautionary measure, Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant told The Ardmoreite in earlier reports.
“We are taking every precaution, we take every threat seriously,” Bryant said. “You can’t take anything for granted and you have to view everything as being possibly accurate and we can’t take things like this lightly.”
No other schools were included in the reported threat.
Dickson Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Colclasure said the school system will continue to learn from this experience and update their future plans and policies as necessary.